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Discipline and Governmentality at Work - Making the Subject and Subjectivity in Modern Tertiary Labour (Paperback, Illustrated Ed) Loot Price: R610
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Discipline and Governmentality at Work - Making the Subject and Subjectivity in Modern Tertiary Labour (Paperback, Illustrated...

Discipline and Governmentality at Work - Making the Subject and Subjectivity in Modern Tertiary Labour (Paperback, Illustrated Ed)

Donald J. Winiecki

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How we know ourselves, how we are known by the institutions in which we work, and how we are known by our co-workers and our families is increasingly affected in a constantly changing network of technologies and strategies. As we enter the 21st century, these include computers and telecommunications, as well as management, 'psy' fields, and accounting. In the workplace, these technological forms are lashed together into systems and strategies that reflect a form of rationality and allow norms for seeing, representing and knowing work and workers to arise. These norms and forms produce distinctly modern forms of subjectivity, 'truth' and power to make workers into subjects. Tertiary (service) labour is the fastest growing form of paid work in the economic catchment of the West. Mediation of labour through computers and telecommunication is also increasing at a remarkable rate. Nonetheless, there are few detailed analyses of subjectivity in technology-mediated tertiary labour. Drawn from ethnographic research using post-structural analytics, this book describes how a collection of technologies is taken up in a common form of tertiary labour - call centres - to produce 'truth', knowledge, power and modern forms of subjectivity and social subjects. It also challenges assumptions of Marxian and management theory by demonstrating that workers are neither dominated nor liberated, rather how they are made responsible for and caught up in the apparatus that renders them as subjects. This book provides a detailed look at the 'genealogy of subjectivity' at work. It shows 'how we are now' as a population whose selves and subjectivity are produced face-to-face with technology-mediated systems.

General

Imprint: Free Association Books
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: October 2006
First published: October 2006
Authors: Donald J. Winiecki
Format: Paperback
Pages: 225
Edition: Illustrated Ed
ISBN-13: 978-1-85343-953-7
Categories: Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies
Books > Social sciences > Psychology
Books > Business & Economics > Industry & industrial studies
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social institutions
Books > Social sciences > Psychology > Social, group or collective psychology
Books > Business & Economics > Industry & industrial studies > Service industries
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social institutions > Work & labour
Books > Business & Economics > Industry & industrial studies > Service industries > General
Books > Business & Economics > Promotions
LSN: 1-85343-953-3
Barcode: 9781853439537

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